On Thursday 10th December 2015, Ada Lovelace, the first programmer, would be 200 years old.
If 2, 3, 4 or more women, who work on or with computers, could get together, for say a morning coffee for a few minutes, or after work, to raise their cups or glasses to Ada, please do take a photo, and Tweet it to #BCSWomenAda
These will be collected by BCSWomen, part of the professional body, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
BCSWomen would like to collect 200, or better still 2,000 photos of groups of women, who work on or use computers, from all parts of the world, all saying “Happy Birthday Ada”.
Do read about Ada Lovelace on Wikipedia.
She died at thirty six on 27th November, 1852 possibly of cancer, but she was an amazing woman. She was the daughter of Lord Byron, the “superstar” of the day, both in looks and talent, but was viewed as “mad, bad and dangerous to know” especially by mothers of marriageable daughters!!.
Please do take part.
If you would like more details, please contact Margaret Ross and put BCSWomen Ada in the subject strap line.
Written by: Margaret Ross